Kazuhiko Koshikawa

Japan to donate Astrazeneca vax to PH

June 15, 2021 Cristina Lee-Pisco 159 views

JAPAN is donating more COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa yesterday announced.

“Glad to be the bearer of good news today! Japan will donate AstraZeneca vaccines to the Philippines, and we’ll make sure to deliver them at the soonest possible time so no one gets left behind during this pandemic,” Koshikawa said on Twitter.

On its official Facebook account, the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines also said Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi announced the donation but failed to mention how many doses will be delivered.

“Foregin Minister Motegi just announced today Japan’s intent to donate AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Japan to the Philippines,” the statement said.

The Embassy noted this initiative is part of Japan’s assistance to ASEAN countries and is outside of the COVAX facility.

Close coordination will be done with the Government of the Philippines going forward for the swift delivery of these much-needed jabs, it added.